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The Great Court Race 2022

18 May 2022 12:00pm2:00pm
The Great Court Race is one of The University of Queensland’s proudest traditions – a bucket list event for competitors and a must-see spectacle!
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UQLS x Hall & Wilcox Naida Haxton Lecture (in person)

17 May 2022 6:00pm9:00pm
Coordinated by The University of Queensland Law Society (UQLS), the annual Naida Haxton Lecture is one of the main events on the Law Society’s calendar and provides an exciting opportunity to explore and discuss legal advocacy and Queensland’s legal history with a prominent member of the judiciary.

UQ ChangeMakers: leading confidently through uncertainty in 2022 (in person and online)

16 May 2022 6:00pm8:00pm
In conversation with high-performing leaders across a diverse range of industries, we’ll explore the qualities, strategies and practices of successful leadership, what communities are expecting of leaders and how to navigate complex – and changing – situations.

Ross Maclean Race Day (in person)

14 May 2022 12:00pm5:00pm
This fantastic event is sponsored by the Index Group to help raise awareness and funds for MND research at the Queensland Brain Institute. All funds raised support the Ross Maclean Fellowship, which was established in 2004 by the late Ross Maclean and his family to raise funds to fight this devastating disease.

2022 Daphne Mayo Public Lecture (in person)

12 May 2022 5:30pm8:00pm
To honour and commemorate the life of one of Queensland’s most prominent artists and arts educators, the School of Communication and Arts at UQ, has established the Daphne Mayo Visiting Professorship in Visual Culture. The Visiting Professorship is now a catalyst for dialogue and debate not only about art but also about art museums, galleries, art collecting and appreciation. In 2022 Professor Rex Butler will present a talk entitled: I AM GORDON BENNETT.
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3T Event: teeth, tusks and other chewing things (in person)

11 May 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Join us at The Women's College for morning tea followed by an in-depth presentation from Dr Gary Smith, founder of Gary Smith Prosthodontics and UQ alumnus. The presentation will look at the origins of dentistry in the 13th century through to the early 18th century. Gary will also look at the advances in tooth replacement up to the commencement of the modern era.

Transforming the future: building trustworthy and ethical organisations (in person and online)

11 May 2022 7:30am2:00pm
Join us for the third annual Trust, Ethics and Governance Alliance (TEGA) Summit. Hear from our world-class researchers and experienced industry leaders who will share cutting-edge insights through interactive panel discussions and practical research presentations.

Alumni events

10 May 2022 10:15am11:15am
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What's the catch? The science of sustainable seafood (in person)

9 May 2022 6:30pm7:30pm
The Australian lifestyle is synonymous with seafood – whether it’s fish and chips at the beach or prawns sizzling on the barbeque. But how much of the seafood we consume is sustainable? Associate Professor Carissa Klein is a leading researcher whose work is at the forefront of marine and coastal sustainability and conservation efforts, and at the next BrisScience, she’ll be exploring that question.
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Music and Country (in person)

8 May 2022 2:00pm3:30pm
One of Australia's great didgeridoo players and composers, William Barton joins the UQ Symphony Orchestra (UQSO) as the 2022 Kinnane Distinguished Musician-in-Residence.
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Conflict In My Outlook book launch (in person)

7 May 2022 2:30pm3:30pm
Join us at Brisbane Writers Festival to launch the Art Museum's new anthology "Conflict in My Outlook", bringing together contemporary artworks and new texts shedding light on human experience in an era where data is the new oil. From digital intimacies to clickwork, this panel envisions a better future amid algorithmic racism, machine learning and the new colonial frontiers of surveillance capitalism.

UQ alumni reception in London

6 May 2022 6:30pm8:30pm
Join UQ for our first in-person visit to London in more than two years.

MBA information webinar

4 May 2022 12:00pm1:00pm
At the UQ MBA Information Evening, we will show you how our MBA develops global leaders of the future. We’ll provide valuable insight into the key features of our MBA including exclusive international exchanges, real consulting projects and our dedicated MBA Careers and Professional Development Team.
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William Barton (in person)

3 May 2022 6:30pm8:30pm
The UQ School of Music is proud to present William Barton as the 2022 Kinnane Musician in Residence. Through this lecture-performance, William will share his rich musical story, and describe his life in music.
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Dylan Sarra: The Burnett River Rocks (in person)

3 May 2022 12:15pm1:30pm
Join us at the UQ Michie Forecourt for an artist talk with Dylan Sarra about his practice in relation to the Burnett River Rocks

Friends of Antiquity Sunday Series (in person)

1 May 2022 2:00pm4:00pm
Join us in person for the May Sunday Series event titled: 'The Position of Attic Women in Democratic Athens', presented by Associate Professor David Pritchard. The event will be held at The University of Queensland Forgan Smith Building, followed by afternoon tea.
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Family Day at the UQ Alumni Book Fair (in person)

30 April 2022 10:00am3:00pm
Calling all little book lovers! The UQ Alumni Book Fair is holding a special Family Day for the first time this year.
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White glove talk: rare Australian books from UQ’s Fryer Library (in person)

29 April 2022 5:30pm7:00pm
Don the white gloves and get up close to some of the treasures of Australian literature in this intimate event at UQ’s Fryer Library.
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Ultramarine conversations: the body as a tool for ocean research (in person)

29 April 2022 12:30pm1:30pm
Artist and academic Dr Izabela Pluta and feminist cultural studies researcher Dr Rebecca Olive use their bodies for ocean research: diving, swimming, surfing. In this panel they join UQ Art Museum Education Manger Dr Jacqueline Chlanda to discuss what embodied methodologies can teach us about the ocean, and in turn, what the ocean can teach us about our bodies.

BEL x UQ alumni: Federal budget – what it means for you (online)

12 April 2022 6:00pm7:00pm
The Federal budget can be overwhelming – join UQ academics as they pull it apart and explain how it could impact you this financial year.

Get Finance Fit: Bull or bear– how to invest money in a volatile environment (online)

7 April 2022 6:00pm7:00pm
Join Effie Zahos, Andrew Courtney and Dr Christoph Breidbach to get to know about up-and-coming investing methods. Learn about the latest investing trends and how you can make your dollar stretch.

MBA information evening (online and in person)

7 April 2022 5:30pm7:30pm
At the UQ MBA Information Evening, we will show you how our MBA develops global leaders of the future. We’ll provide valuable insight into the key features of our MBA including exclusive international exchanges, real consulting projects and our dedicated MBA Careers and Professional Development Team.

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RNA Afternoon (in person and online)

7 April 2022 1:00pm3:00pm
Join the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology for an afternoon showcasing recent advances in RNA Therapeutics.

3T Event: UQ Vaccine - how we produced a vaccine in 12 weeks, why we stopped and what is the new UQ Vaccine? (in person)

6 April 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Join us at The Women's College for morning tea followed by an in-depth presentation from Professor Trent Munro, Senior Group Leader at the Australian Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, where we will venture behind the scenes of UQ’s COVID-19 vaccine project, including what's next for the team.

Creating treatments for future pandemics before they happen (online)

4 April 2022 6:30pm7:15pm
The worldwide spread of SARS-CoV-2 has highlighted the urgent need for new and rapid approaches against emerging viruses. Join us online to learn about UQ's new research to develop new antiviral treatments... before our next pandemic.